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about evicting the protesters. >> one of the questions d.c. police chief lanier has been asked is whether or not she is keeping them from patrolling the neighborhood. she says the movement has nothing to do with the recent spike in neighborhood crimes. >> i do not think it has become a burden on public safety. i do not think you can correlate officers they're taking away from the neighborhood. >> documents obtained through a freedom of information act request show officers are being taken from neighborhood patrols some time as many as 14 per shift. >> they are polling police officers out of neighborhoods then this is a good time to hire people to become police officers. >> an internal memo says they have restricted vacation from officers as a result of the redeployment of neighborhood patrols. in an effort to ensure adequate staffing levels, the following adjustments have been made. chief lanier has set from time to time there taken from neighborhoods but insists the redeployment has had no effect on crime. as to whether or not the protesters should be allowed to stay? >> dace
the information they need to get some bad guys off the streets. it's all part of d.c. police chief cathy lanier's plan to reverse a spike in robberies in the city. fox 5's audrey barnes is live in northwest at the scene of an armed robbery from last night. reporter: the victim here on albemarle street was approached by an armed robber, demanded his property and ran off with it along with two other suspects standing nearby. at a community meeting tonight chief cathy lanier says snatch robberies are even a bigger problem when someone sees you talking on your cell phone or working on your ipad, grabs it and runs before you even know what hit you. residents from at least seven different wards packed into all souls episcopal church to talk crime with chief cathy lanier. >> the reports have gone from thefts of gpss out of cars with and without the doors locked to holdups, actually armed robberies. >> has it made you afraid in your neighborhood? >> it makes me a lot more cautious. reporter: the chief says there's been a huge spikes in three types of robberies from auto, commercial establishments and
washington. this is chief lanier's second community crime meeting in just two days. now, chief lanier in the past has said that they believe that the majority of these armed robberies are being conducted by the same group of men. two to three men. the latest on robbery took place just last night. >> 8:00 monday night, a man walking along this quiet section is held up at gunpoint. the suspect approached from behind, demanded money, then fled on foot along with two other men who are standing nearby. >> sorry to hear that. >> hugh fisher lives less than a block away. >> worried about your little girl? >> definitely. they don't go out on unescorted, that's for sure. >> two weeks ago, there were three armed robberies in 30 minutes. the victims were walking on quiet residential streets less than 3 miles apart. >> i'm shocked. i work nearby. i walk to and from the metro every day. >> it surprised me it's in this area. normally the police coverage is fairly goods. i think economic times forces people to do desperate things. >> police say they are stealing the cell phones. they are do
chief lanier says she's confident police will find those responsible. >> when we have patterns like this, the officers do a fantastic job. we will catch them. it's just how many robberies are they going to get away with before we catch them and we work backwards and try and link those robberies together and make sure they get charged. >> police are also asking residents to be aware of their surroundings and to call 911 if they see anything suspicious. >>> the police in greenbelt, maryland, arrested two men for a gang rape last month near the greenbelt metro station. a 24-year-old woman was walking on cherrywood lane when a group of four young men dragged her into the woods and raped her. 18-year-old sheldon snead and 18-year-old k'vaughn hines are facing several charges including rape and assault. >>> a virginia couple accused of barricading their kids in a bedroom behind drywall, but tonight there's more outrage over the sentence. fox 5's wisdom martin following this one now. >> the parents are accused of leaving the children ages 4, 2, and 1 trapped in a room by a 5 1/2 foot piece of d
expect the roads to be open shortly after the speech is completed. >>> today, d.c. police chief lanier will testify before a house subcommittee about the occupy d.c. encampment in mcpherson square. republican congressman darrell issa who chairs the committee is holding the hearing. in the past he's said he wants the protesters removed from federal land citing concerns about rats, public safety, and damage to the park property. >>> a controversial effort is underway on capitol hill to rededicate the d.c. war memorial to all americans who fought in world war i. the memorial sits on independence avenue west of 17th street near the tidal basin. it was dedicated in 1931 to salute the 26,000 washingtonians who fought in world war i. representative ted poe is sponsoring a bill to turn it into a national monument. city leaders plan to fight it. congress allocated $7.3 million in stimulus funds to restore the monument. >>> get your walking shoes ready. smert closing the north entrance at the dupont circle station on 19th street northwest on the 1st of february. it will remain closed for up to 8
in the district. capt lanier tells us tickets from the cameras have dropped to 420,000 over the past year. the number of tickets for drivers blocking bike lanes have quadrupled. >>> still to come, the president pitches a summer jobs program for teenagers. see which companies will be involved in this. >> we will tell you what you'll be able to work on your taxes past april 15 this year. >> a beautiful day ended with a spectacular sunsets. what is coming next? i think you will enjoy it. ♪ i'm feelin', feelin' a sunny day ♪ ♪sunny day ♪ ♪ i'm feelin', feelin' the taste i crave ♪ ♪ subway ♪ ♪ i'm makin' it, makin' it how i like ♪ ♪ it's meant to be ♪ ♪ i'm feelin' subway ♪ ♪♪ i'm feelilin' subway today ♪ [ male announcer ] hey, capital area! are you feelin' subway®? then heat up your day with the big hot pastrami melt! it's frh toasted and piled-high with pastrami then topped with pickles mustard, and cheese. head into a subway® restaurant today for this melty mouthwatering sub! ♪ i'm feelin' subway ♪ ♪ let
in a meeting with police. >> the sense of security is pretty fragile. >> cathy lanier promises police those responsible. >> the officers do a fantastic job. we will catch them. >> neighbors are on the lookout. thought it was so strange. >> this woman says she may have criminals as they paced first-rate. >> they were shining a flashlight. it was the driver. the driver was holding it and and looking. it was going on and off. i have my cell phone right there called 911. >> police say they are looking many as three young men. they're investigating the that this crime has extended into montgomery county. information -- we have about how eating chocolate can improve your health. now there is word that the drinking beer can help with heart disease. beer drinkers are 30% less suffering heart or strokes. >> you could see our crew over there cheering. we have a closer look at the of rising nflrity tebow.m he tops the list of the popular athletes. this comes as sunday's victory the steelers was the rated nfl wild-card game in 18 years. we received more than 100 to this subject on our facebook page. no
.c. police chief kathy lanier on the string of armed robberies. she spoke at a community meeting on what the department is doing. since the first of the year there have been nine armed robberies within three miles of the tinley town metro. police are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction and chief lanier thinks that incentive will work. >> i can tell you, there is no honor among thieves. when i offer this reward, people will call. they will tell us, they will turn each other in, if for monthing else to eliminate the competition. >> now, two weeks ago, three of the nine holdups happened on the same night within 30 minutes of each other. the victims were all walking on quiet residential streets in northwest, less than three miles apart. police believe the majority if not all of these crimes are related and that they're being perpetrated by a group of two to three men. also new tonight, occupy d.c. demonstrators march down to the capitol to protest the president's state of the union. earlier today though it was the demonstrators that were the topic of di
. >>> police say there has been a spike in robberies in the district and d.c. police chief kathy lanier has a plan to reverse that plan. >> it includes a tip reward program. fox 5's audrey barnes has the story. >> reporter: residents from at least seven different wards packed into all souls episcopal church to talk crime with chief cathy lanier. >> the reports have gone from thefts of gpss out of cars with and without the doors locked to armed robberies. >> reporter: has it made you afraid in your neighborhood? >> it makes me a lot more cautious. >> the chief says there has been a big increase in certain types of robberies. the biggest volumes are in the quietest neighborhoods where residents may have let their guards down. >> between 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 or 11:00 at night, they are approaching people most of the time when they are getting out of their cars, unhooding packages from the grocery store. >> reporter: often what they want is your technology. >> particularly the devices being stolen from people walking down the street. >> reporter: the chief says smart phones and iep ads a
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.c. police chief lanier will testify before a house subcommittee about the occupy d.c. encampment in mcpherson square. republican congressman darrell issa who chairs the oversight and government reform committee is holding the hearing. in the past issa has said he wants the protesters removed from federal land, citing concerns about rats, public safety, and damage to park property. occupy d.c. posted a statement on its web site saying, "the members of occupy d.c. at mcpherson square do not relish being in uncomfortable conditions that humans without housing have endured for millenia. it has become a necessary tactic to express our concern for the country's direction in a way that will maintain public attention." >>> this morning, family and friends are mourning the loss of a woman who was hit and killed in the parking lot of an elementary school in prince george's county. police say a driver in a maintenance van backed over 48-year-old bernette tucker may at samuel chase elementary school in temple hills yesterday morning. her family tells news4 that she was walking to the bus stop to v
chief, kathy lanier is hosting a community crime meeting about this recent rash of armed robberies. the latest took place last night. >> 8:00 monday night, a man walking along this quiet section is held up at gunpoint. the suspect approached from behind demanded money, then fled on foot along with two other men who were standing nearby. >> wow, i'm really shocked. i work nearby. i walk to and from the metro every day. >> it surprised me that it's in this area. normally the police coverage is fairly good. i think the economic times force people to do desperate times. >> the majority are related. and that they are being conducted by a group of two to three men. police have already increased paroles in the area, but they don't have a good description of the suspects. in northwest washington, kristin fisher, 9news now. >> also today, police agencies taking a careful look at a supreme court ruling that says gps tracking cannot be done without a warrant. tonight, nine wants to know what the implications will be for crime fighting and your privacy. that's where scott broom steps in w
. that child died a few hours later at the hospital. police chief lanier says the baby could have been anything from a newborn to as much as a month old. at this point, it is impossible to know if the mother was aware of the city's safe haven law. that law permits a parent to leave an unwanted newborn baby at any city hospital, no questions asked. >>> well the man arrested in a series of sexual assaults and home invasions has confessed. his name is kevin ray. and today, he faced a judge for his first court hearing since being arrested over the weekend. now in that hearing, prosecutors said ray admitted to detectives that he invaded homes and raped women last week at locations in wheaten, bethesda, and temple hills, maryland. the judge ordered ray held without bond. >>> rescue crews found five more bodies today as they continue to search the wrecked cruise ship off the coast of italy. that brings the total number of people killed to 11. dozens of others are missing. controlled explosions were used to blow open holes for the rescue crews still searching the costa concordia. they're looking in the
versions from lake lanier, we're moving forward with plafrns to enhance water supply and security around the state. last year we took definitive action to get the ball rolling. my budget for next year proposes $45.7 million for water supply projects, the second installment in a four-year plan calling for $300 million of new investment in water supply. [ applause ] today the georgia environmental finance authority has issued the solicitation and application forms for the water supply program, and local governments can now apply for the low interest loans and state direct investment as detailed in the recent approved state water supply plan. i want to commend our water task force for creating a thorough, forward looking plan that makes sense for georgia communities both big and small. with our state's population projected to grow by an estimated 4.6 million people over the next two decades, it is imperative that we expand water supply across our state. we must stop being so dependent on the federal government for our water. we must seize our own destiny. this is something we can do and wit
which is violent crime and assault with a weapon. >> to catch thieves, lanier an ounce police will be going after their accomplices. police are offering a $10,000 of board that will lead to any information leading to the arrest and conviction of these robbers. >> the world of facebook is officially on the clock when it comes to timeline. whether you like it or not the timeline feature will replace your profile page in the next week. you just have a week by moving stuff around, hiding foot is, or featuring the more prominently on your page. get to work. >> i am long past that. >> you know everything about facebook already. >> it is going to be a cold morning, nice and sunny, but then things will change quickly. the official high temperature occurred pretty late this afternoon at national airport 56 degrees. the average ticket is now up to 44 and 29 degrees. at the moment, 37 degrees in burke. 39 at national airport, 40 at quantico. we have been watching the alaskan and canadian temperatures not so cold as it was across the provinces of canada the last couple of weeks. when we g
" for this tuesday, january 24, 2012. today, d.c. police chief kathy lanier will testify before a house subcommittee about the occupy d.c. encampment in mcpherson square. congressman darrell issa who chairs the government reform she and holding the meeting. in the past he's said he wanted protesters removed from federal lands because of concern about rats and damage to public property. >>> a controversial effort is underway on capitol hill to rededicate the d.c. war memorial to all americans who fought in world war i. the memorial sits on independence avenue west of 17th street, near the tidal basin. it was dedicated back in 1931 to salute the 26,000 washingtonians who fought in the great war. representative ted poe of texas is sponsoring a bill that would turn it into a national monument. city leaders plan to fight that. congress allocated $7.3 million in stimulus found restore the monument. those renovations were completed in november. >>> the man accused of trying to kill president obama by firing a gun at the white house will be formally charged today. oscar ramiro ortega hernandez is scheduled
celebrations at one club. d.c. police chief, kathy lanier closed down the mood lounge on 9th street northwest after two stabbings early friday morning. both victims are expect ed to be okay. the district's alcohol beverage control board will decide whether the club can reopen. >>> a new year will usher in a new law for hundreds and thousands of shoppers. it will cost you an extra nickel for each disposable shopping bag. 9news reporter got mixed reviews from shoppers and merchants about the 5-cent bag tax. >> some people call ruth the bird lady. she's owned the animal exchange pet store for 32 years. she's not a big fan of the new 5-cent tax on paper and plastic bags she'll have to charge her customers. >> i think it will offend my customers. i think they'll do it. they are all good for it, with the exception that the economy what it is now, people who are buying birdseed, used to buy that much and now they are buying this much. >> you see signs posted, keep the change, bring your own bag. county leaders voted for the tax to cut on littering. that's all the more reason dr. marion davis supp
cuadra al noreste de la ciudad, la oficial de policía katy lanier, dice que fue reportada por un vecino que le encontró en la calle, el motivo del deceso no ha sido confirmado aún. en otros temas la policía encontró 40 animales muertos y cuatro vivos en una ciudad de la casa de columbia, un agente inmobiliario llamó a las autoridades por el mal olor que salía de la casa, entre los animales hallan gatos, a veces cangrejos, y la serpiente, aún continúan con la búsqueda del responsable de la casa. en el último caso del caso de corrupción una elección especial, se llevará a cabo el 15 mayo próximo, para llenar el lugar vacante que dejó al renunciar, mientras tanto la investigación sigue, otro cómplice de tomás, dije que ayudó al demócrata en sus acciones, dice que está acusado por cargos de información comercial, por haber tergiversado fondos y hacer declaración falsa de impuestos cambiando de tema por varios veces, dueños de pequeños negocios y recientes de wheaton, dieron que están en desacuerdo con un proyecto que quiere traer almacenes de cadena y hasta hoteles
pictures of this family, many mistake them for white or russian. shannon lanier is jefferson's sixth generation great grandson who is proud of what his family built and the role they played in helping create and sustain monticello. >> our family is like many other families, mixed up and separated by history. >> reporter: like some of the history, some of the artifacts come to us in fragments, slivers of something beautiful and something that is understandably broken. there were many people who labored for many years under this system, a system jefferson himself called an abomination. can we believe that jefferson's slaves were any luckier? their lives any better? their enslavement less heinous? can we ever know? >> these objects speak stories about the enslaved people and in some way help us understand that they were people, that they breathed, that they laugh that they cried, that they felt pain, that they -- that they -- they even experienced joy. >> when thomas jefferson died, the 130 slaves still at monticello were sold at auction. the exhibit opens friday, at the smithsonian nat
and be a lieu senior high school. police chief lanier says one gun was recovered and at least one elementary school was put on lockdown. >>> also addressing is recent crime spree in northwest washington. there's been a wave of armed robberies mostly around au park, woodley park and most recently in chevy chase. people have been approached near their homes and robbed at gunpoint. the chief reassured residents the robbers will be caught and asked them to report any suspicious activity. >>> well, you can add one more republican to the race for u.s. senate in virginia. prince william delegate bob marshall will run for the republican nomination in that race. he's now the fifth person seeking that seat after democrat jim webbannounced he wasn't running for re-election. he'll file the official paperwork next week. george allen is also running. and another former virginia governor is making news in the race for president. jim glamorizes he will support -- gillmore says he will support mitt romney. he says he's a candidate that can beat barack obama and put the conservative values into action he says
and some former players. paterno died sunday of lung cancer. >>> d.c. police chief cathy lanier offered comments on the recent string of armed robberies in northwest washington. she spoke at a community meeting last night on what the department is doing to catch the crooks. since the first of the year, there have been nine armed robberies within three miles of the tinley town metro with the latest taking place just last night. police are now offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction and chief lanier says that incentive will work. >> i can tell you there is no honor among thieves. what i -- when i offer the reward program, people will call. they will tell us. they will turn each other in if for nothing else to eliminate the competition. >> two weeks ago, three of the nine armed robberies happened on the same night within 30 minutes of each other. the victims were all walking on quiet residential streets less than three miles apart. police believe the majority if not all of the crimes are related. they also believe they're being committed by two or three m
: chief lanier ordered extra patrols, including undercover officers on the street. >> and we're using a variety of tactics working their way back and who may have been released recently and who does this sort of thing. >> reporter: police warned residents to city off of their phones and take out their earphones as way walk. the council member is urging her concerned constituents to call 9 learn if they see anything -- 911 if they see anything suspicious. >> don't be hesitant. you think you're not sure and that is -- to break it. >> reporter: they holding the public meeting in an hour and that is at 2300 cathedral avenue. we'll have details at 10. >> thank you very much. >>> and a loudoun opportunity man is behind bars charged with holding a teenager against her will and impersonating a police officer. the arrest of jose rivera laboy stems from an incident last month. investigators say that he stopped a 16-year-old girl while she was walking with friends. he showed a weapon to the girl and claimed he was a police officer and then entered her home. she was not hurt. rivera laboy is bein
that he will plead not guilty to all the charges. >>> police chief lanier is making a plea to help find the mother who left a baby to die in the cold. police say a man found the baby on the steps of a home on channing street in northeast washington. she did not have on any clothes and was only wrapped in a thin towel. neighbors could not revive her. police say the child may have been a newborn or up to a month old. >> children, especially babies, elderly folks, really difficult for us because they are the victims that can't speak for themselves. and are truly defenseless. >> d.c. has a safe haven law which allows babies to be left only at a fire station or hospital. police are asking for anyone with information to come forward. >>> a construction worker in silver spring is safe after being trapped inside an underground tank for nearly three hours. the man was doing some work at a site on the 1200 block of east-west highway yesterday when he fell in the tank and couldn't get out. he was trapped about 15 feet down. firefighters were able to hoist him out of the tank. the man is expected t
veteran accused of killing a park ranger in mount lanier. the suspect was able to stay clear of swot s.w.a.t teams, but in the end the cold may have done him in. he was fopped face down in the snow. they suspect that barnes escaped to that area following an earlier shooting that wounding four people near seattle. he's -- investigators say that he had a troubled transition back into civilian life. >>> we all know that paying down your debt with seem impossible. >> but it can be done with the right strategy. abc works for you tonight with a game plan, how to manage your game to get back in the black. >>> plus every year we make them and then every year we break them, but now it is time for a change: howow the digital world can keep you from breaking your new year's resolution. >> if you stepped out for a holiday celebration, how to avoid going through the hangover, abc 2 news 11:00 is coming back in just 60 seconds. whee wheeeeeeeeeeeee! wheeeeeeeeeeee! whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee-he-he-heeeeee! whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee! pure adrenaline. whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee! everything you love about
or registered with your apple id. now, a reminder to folks out there. cathy lanier is giving a reward of up to $10,000 for anyone who can give police information to whoever is behind this black market scene. ken molestina, 9news now. >> thanks, ken. >>> also controversy tonight surrounding the girl scouts in north virginia. a group says troops are no longer welcome. the church says the local girl scout troops cannot meet on church property anymore because the national organization is connected with planned parenthood. but the girl scout nation says that's not true. either way, they have until the end of the school year to find a new meeting place. >>> a former frederick county sheriffs deputy is not libel for the death of gerald gray. today a federal jury ruled in favor of the county after gray's family filed a civil suit. the 20-year-old died after the deputy was shocked with a stun gun. gary's family allegings the deputy used -- alleges the deputy used excessive force. as scott broom reports, they walked away with tears and disappointment. >> i'm going to have to go to my son's burial. >>
pads while walking in the streets of washington. d.c. police chief lanier says street robbers are after the high-tech devices. she talked with a packed audience at shepherd elementary school in northwest washington. she said many of the recent street crimes have something in common -- thieves stealing victims' mobile devices. >> this is not only nationwide. it's been a problem in other countries. smartphones, small, mobile devices. primarily smartphone technology which is very popular, can be resold quickly on the black market. >> law enforcement officials from montgomery county and prince george's county who represent the neighborhoods near ward 4's border also attended the meeting. >>> the smithsonian's national air and space museum is preparing to welcome the space shuttle discovery to its collection. this is video of "discovery's" last liftoff. the smithsonian says the shuttle will be flown to dulles national airport on the back of a boeing 747 in april before arriving at its final home in the museum's massive hangar in northern virginia. "discovery" will fly over d.c. the flyover i
at the time and that child died a few hours later at the hospital. police chief lanier says the baby could have been anything from a newborn to maybe a month old. and right now we just don't know if the mother had any knowledge of the city's safe haven law, a law that permits a parent to leave an unwanted newborn baby at any city hospital. no questions asked. >>> i confess. that from kevin ray, the man accused of a series of violent home invasions and sexual assaults. in court today, prosecutors says ray has admitted to detectives that he did invade those homes in montgomery and prince george's county. he bound six victims, including ail child, and sexually assaulted a person. police say just days earlier, he also tied up a family in bethesda and sexually assaulted the cleaning lady. officers found and arrested ray in north carolina over the weekend and today a judge ordered him held without bond. >>> police say that a driver accused of hitting and killing a little boy near landmark mall had a blood chal level of .15. -- alcohol level of.15. victor aldana jumped a curb and then hit and kil
. they steal them and sell them. police chief lanier may announce the rewards program as early as tomorrow. candace gibson, abc7 news. -- kendis gibson. >> 30-year-old joseph quarm ran from the home in temple hills. when they confronted him, he became agitated. they shot at, tasered, and pepper sprayed him several times. he resisted arrest. the suspect was still able to get away. it is not clear whether he was injured. new video tonight as the getaway car linked to adc murder. police have released this video showed the car wanting in the connection of the deadly shooting of 18-year-old michael briscoe. it is a gold and tantalate model mitsubishi gallant. another shooting victim survived. >> taking a look today at the day's top stories, eight teenage fight club found after stumbling onto a large crowd earlier this month behind a vienna area strip mall. >> president obama will deliver the state of the union address tonight and will be focused on the economy and job creation. indiana gov. will deliver the republican response and herman cain will deliver the tea party response. >> thousands in
is accused of breaking into three homes and sexually assaulting women. >> police chief lanier is pleading for the mother of an abandoned baby girl to come forward. the newborn died yesterday after being left on a doorstep. police are asking anyone with information to come forward. >> this next story is really hard to believe. one 5-year-old boy in custody after stabbing three people all over a juice box. the sheriff's office said the child stabbed one adult and two children with some kind of weapon. all of them are expected to survive. the neighbors say at least one victim was a family victim. >> i have seen him ride his bike around. there was never any problems. he was a good little dude. >> the child is undergoing evaluation. >> another one hard to believe, for the dead animals have been found inside a howard county home. they were called to the 9600 block of lambeth in columbia after someone reported a foul smell. they found the dead animals in freezers and cages. four animals were found alive. police are now searching for the homeowners. >> edgar allan poe fans will meet on his birt
lanier has acknowledged that from time to time, officers are taken from the neighborhoods but she insists the redeployment has had no-of facts and crime. >> if they're pulling police others out of neighborhoods this is a good time to hire people to become officers. >> reason worries about health hazards including rats and the park are expected to be discussed with top city officials. as to whether the protesters should be allowed to stay, residents have differing opinions. >> they are wasting the taxpayers' money to have the police go down there. >> the constitution says we have to protect the right to address congress. >> who has the authority to allow the protesters to remain? that will kick off at 9:30 this morning on capitol hill. >> thanks so much. 6:46 and an arizona congressman wants to read district -- restrict abortions in the district. he wants to introduce legislation to ban abortion on fetuses 20 weeks or older. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton says she will work to defeat the bill. congress has banned the district using city funds to pay for abortions. >> the man accused o
chief kathy lanier shut down the place, it's called the mood lounge. she shut it down last friday for 96 hours. the two people who were stabbed outside the club are expected to survive. ward 2 councilman jack evans said neighbors had complained about the violence, the noise and the trash around the club even before the stabbing. >>> tonight a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks at an islamic cultural center and four other locations in new york on new year's day. police say that man was tracked down through a stolen car with virginia license plates. twaes believed to be at the scene of two of those attacks. the man said he had personal grievances with each targeted location. he's facing arson-related charges, no word if he'll be charged with a hate crime. >>> the park ranger that was murdered at mount rainier on new year's day has ties to our area. margaret anderson was shot trying to catch a guy who didn't stop at a checkpoint in the park. before anderson move od to the washington state area, she worked as an emt providing medical assistance to people who got hurt in the park.
. >> after 9news contacted metropolitan police chief cathy lanier released a statement. at this time, we're trying to determine who changed the posted times on the signs. either way, all of the tickets issued will be voided at no cost to the vehicle owners. >>> a maryland hunter was shot this weekend by a fellow hunter in fort washington. the two were in the woods near the 9200 block of oxon hill road. police say the victim was one of five people hunting when he was shot in the stomach by someone else in the group. police say all five will face charges. >> at this point, charges will be pending against all five of the persons because hunting is obviously illegal in our park, anything owned by the maryland park and planning commission. >> the 60-year-old victim is expected to recover. >> a 24-year-old airman from maryland has been killed in afghanistan. the defendant department says airman first class matthew sider will was one of three killed when an ied hit the vehicle. sider will was from westminster, maryland. he was at peterson air force base in colorado. >> a budget crunch has lawma
intentionally plowed into them. d.c. police chief cathy lanier said the car was trying to get through a small gap in the crowd when the protestors moved in front of it. >>> just about 4:37. here is a look at the other things making news now. this morning, rescuers are once again searching for victims of a landslide in the philippines. so far, bodies of 20 people have been found. officials say they're not sure how many more remain buried in the rubble. the landslide happened months after geologists warned the area was highly susceptible to sudden landslides. >>> the family of a 15-year-old middle school student shot and killed by police in brownsville, texas, have a different take on the shooting. police killed jaime gonzalez in the school hallway earlier this week after they say he pointed what they thought was a handgun at them. it later turned out the child had a pellet gun. police say gonzalez brought the gun to school and threatened administrators. the boy's mother claims her son didn't own a pellet gun. she says he took it away from another child and was turning it into the principal's o
are asking anyone to give them a call no matter how minor the complaint may be. kathy lanier says it sometimes leads to a case beingsoeverred. >> they'll start reporting suspicious activity and give us the tips they need. >> reporter: those who are living in fear here are hoping the cops hold up their end of the promise. >> it's the uncertainty of knowing whether or not the police are going to catch someone and put an end to this crime spree. >> reporter: there aren't my m leads in the investigation but police are looking into a two door dark colored mitsubishi that's being used in at least some of the crime. they hope now that the word is out to neighbors the tips they need to solve the case will start to come through. i'm ken molestina, 9news now. >>> a recent heavy main made for -- rain made for a sticky situation in clinton, maryland where a man there had to be rescued after being stuck in the mud. it was at the regional park yesterday afternoon. the man sunk in the mud where a large lake had been drained. prince george's county collapse team rushed into the scene and laid dow
for president. >>> d.c. police chief cathy lanier spoke to residents last night about a recent string of armed robberies in northwest washington. since the first of the year, there have been nine armed robberies within three miles of the tinley metro. the latest happened monday night. police are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. two weeks ago, three of the nine armed robberies happened on the same night within 30 minutes of each other. the victims were walking on quiet residential streets less than three miles apart. police believe the majority if not all of the crimes are related. they believe the crimes are being perpetrated by a group of two to three men. >> no more sleeping for occupy d.c. demonstrators at mcpherson square. during a hearing on capitol hill tuesday, the national park service director jonathan jarvis, admitted to allowing protestors to sleep in the park to help keep the peace. this contradicts a law which allows around-the-clock protests but prohibits camping in national parks. jarvis says park police officers will begin to enforce t
middle school in northwest. cathy lanier said the crooks are stealing smart phones to sell them on the black market. so far, she isn't getting any help from the phone companies. >>> the d.c. chamber of commerce says the occupy protestors in mcpherson square need to go. it calls the protest a burden on the city's economy and police. earlier this week, the national park service admitted it is looking the other way as protestors camp out in the square. the chamber says the city is paying $1.6 million for police in the area. it also says the protestors are hurting local businesses. >> a look at a testy exchange between the president and the governor of arizona. the president met republican governor jan brewer when he arrived yesterday in mesa. and a camera caught what looks like the governor brewer wagging her finger in the face of president obama. reporters in arizona asked the governor what happened. >> difficult to recall exactly because i've always been kind of animated and talking, we could have been talking about a lot of different things. bottom line is that he generally want
in the body. >> reporter: meanwhile, as worried bearent -- parentas, rife, chief lanier heard an airful and some telling the chief not enough is being done to prevent this kind of violence. >> they need to put an end to it. doesn't make sense. every single day, our on coming here and worried about whether or not our child is going to be okay. >> reporter: earlier, council member marion barry told me he was told one of the young men shot today was a student at balou high school. balou is a couple of blocks away, and we were unable to confirm that with police or with the school system here members of the community believe the shooting may have to do with a feud between the neighborhoods in the area and that is what may have sparked the violence. the police won't comment on that issue as of yet. >> and thanks for bringing us up to date, matt ackland. >>> to a news alert. the hunt is on for a man who sexually assaulted an underage girl yesterday afternoon. the girl said she was walking in the 5,000 block of manny helen buros attempt when the man with a gun forced her to the rear of hay stre
's intentions and prospects. >> chief lanier says she has taken this personally, as are the men and women investigating this case. i got a couple numbers. you can text unanimously any information you might have. that would be 50411. if you want to call. 727-9099. the chief says all information will be unanimous. want to say one more thing about the safe harbor law. it's good for babies up to 14 days old. >> it wasn't enough to save that baby girl. bruce, thank you for that information. derek. >> a young driver who was legally drunk when he hit and killed a little boy sunday was in court in alexandria today and the judge decided to keep the 22-year-old behind bars with no bond in this case. peggy fox has been following the story and she has brand-new information for us. >> we learned the police officer who arrested victor said he had a blood alcohol content of .15. that's twice the legal limit. he said that he could barely conduct any field sobriety maneuvers. walking, standing. he said he consumed two 4locos before driving. that's like drinking ten glasses of wine. >> maria is the gra
part of d.c. police chief cathy lanier's tip reward program to reverse a spike in robberies. thieves are targeting automobiles, commercial establishments and people walking on the streets. they are often looking to steal electronics like smart phones an ipads. >>> actress demi moore is hospitalized. >>> plus, privacy advocates expressing concern about a new policy on google. >> we have today's always interesting and informative ask the weather guys question. tucker barnes working hard on it over there. we'll be back on the other side of the break. stay with us. [ male announcer ] this was how my day began. a little bird told me about a band... ♪ an old man shared some fish stories... ♪ oooh, my turn. ♪ she was in paris, but we talked for hours... everyone else buzzed about the band. there's a wireless mind inside all of us. so, where to next? ♪ >>> a treatment for depression could come from something that is currently illegal in the u.s. psychedelic mushroomed. "usa today" reports on two new study which show the active ingredients in such mushrooms booforted emotional well be
spoke a short time ago? >> reporter: that's right, chief lanier asked reporters to gather here. she's asking us to reach out to you at home. you might be watching this now to find out who left a baby, an abandoned baby on someone's porch last sunday night. as we go through some of the information, i want to give you some phone numbers. text 50411 an anonymous tip to police or call them directly at (202)727-9099. light show you the scene where this occurred. the 3,000 block of channing street in northeast washington. the child discovered by a neighbor after midnight on sunday pronounced dead a few hours later. police say she was wrapped in a towel, her legs dangling over the step. it's not clear the cause of death and police will only say she was a new born. days, possibly a-month-old n. wake of the tragedy, the reminding parents of a law enacted in d.c. in 2009 to help protect infants. >> the safe haven law is in place so that if you find yourself in crisis with a new born child, can you safely and without criminal penalty deliver that child to a police station or fire station hospi
of street thugs who are responsible for this. d.c. police chief cathy lanier assured residents there will be a stronger police presence in their neighborhoods. but she says the police need their help. >> the good thing about neighborhoods like that is that residents are very civic mined and they're very aware. and they'll start reporting suspicious activity. they'll give us the tips that we need. >> police have stepped up patrols and now have plain clothes officers in ward 2 as well. >>> we have a commuter alert a heads-up for riders on three separate metro lines this weekend. the blue and the orange lines, there will be no service between l'enfant plaza and eastern market. that begins tonight at 10:00 and goes through monday night. shuttle buses will get you around the closure but add 20 to 30 minutes for your trip. also want to expect delays this weekend on the red line. there will be single tracking in two spots dupont circle to vainnesses and takoma to forest glen. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley is backtracking a bit from his idea to raise the state sales tax. wednes
are expected to survive. police chief cathy lanier shut down the lounge last friday for 56 hours. neighbors complained about the violence, noise, and traffic around club even before the stabbing. >>> we are now learning about the connection of a u.s. park ranger killed in washington state that she had to the d.c. area. margaret anderson was shot at mt. rainier national park on new year's day. she was trying to catch a man who did not stop at a checkpoint. before anderson moved to washington state, she had patrolled the c&o canal national historical park and had worked as a medic there. former co-workers say she was also a wife and moerd who will be missed. >> she's great. she was spunky. she was one of the nicest, sweetest people you'll ever meet. >> she was outstanding. i think in this world there's some people that are just make the world a better place, and she was one of those. >> police say 24-year-old benjamin barnes killed her. he was an army veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome. authorities found his body on the park grounds. >>> new from overnight, prince george'
lanier wants to give out cash rewards as high as $10,000 to get thieves to turn each other n. >> i can tell you, there is no honor among thieves. when i offer this reward program, people will call us. they will tell us. they will turn each other in, if nor nothing else to eliminate the competition. >> the chief is calling october cell phone companies to make it impossible to reactivate a stolen phone, making them useless to thieves. >>> the u.s. is returning a piece of art stolen in a daring museum heist more than 30 years ago. today, immigration and customs enforcement officials returned a monotype by camille pissarro to a museum in france. a man snatched the work in 1981. he later sold it to a gallery in texas. a lost art rebel gist industry discovered the artwork in 2003, just before it was set to go to auction for about $60,000. agents say they worked with french investigators for years to return the artwork to its rightful owner. >>> emotional farewell today for legendary football coach joe paterno from family, friends, fans to former and current players, thousands gathered today
chief kathy lanier is holding a community meeting after a rash of robberies in the tenleytown area. the latest was last night on albemarle street near wisconsin avenue. the police say the victim was walking down the street when the suspect walked up from behind, pulled the gun and robbed him. two other young men nearby ran off with the suspect. >>> and a man charged with trying to assassinate president obama last november pleaded not guilty today. oscar ramiro ortega hernandez was indicted last week. he's accused of firing shots at the white house on november 11th. the president and first lady were not home at the time. prosecutors say ortega- hernandez harbored conspiracy theories and fantasies of killing the president. >>> there is complaints about the trash and rats and now the warnings are going out. any occupy d.c. protestors camping out in mcpherson square are subject to arrest. karen gray houston is following this story and joins us from the newsroom. karen? >> reporter: the occupy d.c.ars have been occupying mcpherson square since october n solidarity with occupy wall stree
, and abandoning ship before all passengers evacuated the boat. >>> d.c. police chief kathy lanier is making a plea to find the mother of the baby left in the cold that died. the investigators say that the mother may need medical attention. police say a man found the baby girl on the steps of a home on channing street in northeast washington. the child did not is any clothes on, was wrapped only in a thin towel. police are waiting on reports from the medical examiner to find out exactly what caused the baby's death and its age. d.c. has a safe haven law which allows children, infants to be left only at a fire station or a hospital. >>> a maryland lawmaker is pushing a bill to crack down on people who abuse animals. state senator young supported the bill. it would toughen laws and create a registry of animal abusers similar to registries for sex offenders. animal abusers would be fingerprinted, and their photographs would will go into a data base that could be reviewed by the public on line. one animal rights group says maryland ranks 36th out of all 50 states when it comes to laws that protect anim
the start of this year. police chief cathy lanier spoke at a community meeting. she thinks a reward will help police capture the people behind nine armed robberies in the last three weeks. >> i can tell you there is no honor among thieves. when i offer the reward program, people will call. they will tell us, they will turn each other in, if nor nothing else to eliminate the competition. >> two weeks ago, three of the nine armed rob robberies happened on the same night within 30 minutes of each other. all less than three miles apart. police believe the majority if not all of the crimes are related. they believe two or three men are behind it all. >>> a health alert now for virginia parents about their children's vaccinations. a state house committee has approved a bill to end required vaccinations for girls against the human papilloma virus. hpv is sexually transmit and can lead to cervical cancer. republicans say the current law encourages casual premarital sex. the full house could take up the bill friday. >>> researchers in new york believe they've created a breakthrough vaccine a
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